Category: New This Month

Kathy Dorgan

Kathy Dorgan: Storyteller

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Kathy Dorgan, a member of the Washington State Thespians Teacher Hall of Fame, is celebrating 20 years of directing plays at Olympia High...

La Petite Maison

Fine French Cuisine at La Petite Maison

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS In a little house on Olympia’s west side, Justin Wells creates cassoulet, chateaubriand and morel tarts while Zoe Wells welcomes diners...

Scot and Linda Whitney

Harlequin Announces Its 2018 Season

Linda and Scot Whitney, respectively the artistic director and managing artistic director of Harlequin Productions, announced that company’s upcoming season at...

Hannah Eklund

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at the Midnight Sun

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The next production from Theater Artists Olympia is the product of a series of unexpected events. Last fall, the scrappy troupe...

The Multitalented Kate Ayers

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS The Olympia theater scene is no stranger to the idea of a performer who can seamlessly transition from actress to director to...

Scot and Linda Whitney

Linda and Scot Whitney, Artists of Real. Live. Theater

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Running a theater company requires a large package of talents—artistic sensibilities, intelligence, management and people skills and...

Carolyn Willems Van Dijk

Carolyn Willems Van Dijk: Impacting the World

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS EDITOR’S NOTE: This article marks the first of an ongoing series of artist profiles that’ll appear on OlyArts.com. In coming...

Our Table

Cooking From Scratch at Our Table

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS Since the summer of 2015, Our Table co-chefs and owners Mike Holbein and Brad Thompson have been building their farm-to-table restaurant...

In Defense of the Arts

by Ned Hayes, publisher and Christian Carvajal, managing editor of OLY ARTS “The arts…are essential to the prosperity of the state and to the ornament and...

Papillon Marketplace

Handcrafted Haitian Goods at Papillon Marketplace

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS When Olympia shoppers step from winter cold into the warmth of downtown’s new Papillon Marketplace, they’re met with colorful,...